Junk to Jewel: Wedding Show Preparation 1

Wedding invitations are something I love to design. I love taking a bride's vision and turning it into reality. Before we started Good Measure, I was able to design some of my friend's wedding invitations and I loved it. I loved everything from talking with the bride, seeing how excited she was to marry her love, to the designing and then printing it on the perfect paper! I'm a nerd, I know. 

A couple weeks ago, I was presented the opportunity to be a part of the Tulsa Wedding Show...in August. Yes, that leaves only one month for me to prepare. Eek! So, the day after I officially decided to sign up to be a vendor, I hit the ground running trying to plan what my booth would look like, the invitations that I would display, how I would display them, etc. 

I decided to go to some garage sales to see if I could find some interesting ways to display the invitations. I really hit the jackpot! I found some really inexpensive (but ugly) frames, a cute basket and then.....(drum roll please).....THIS!

Yes, this ugly thing. It was so gross! I found it on someone's curb. And things are free if they are on someone's curb, right? Well, this thing had ugly wall paper in it, 3 wheels, bugs...it just wasn't cute. BUT I saw potential in it! And it was FREE

"Shoot, I can make that cute! A good sanding, some fresh stain on the top, and a fresh coat of paint will fix it right up!"

So, I got out of my car (yellow VW bug), inspected it, and then decided to load it up. I had NO idea how I was going to fit it in there or how I was going to lift it in there! It was kind of heavy!

"Wait...what functional CrossFit movement is this? A dead lift!"

So, thanks to one of my favorite places here in Tulsa, CrossFit Vital, I was able to dead lift this thing into the front seat, put half of it out the window and half of it in my lap and bring it home! 

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The wonderful husband helped me sand it. And put a coat of stain on the top. 

I put a fresh coat of paint on the body of it. It was paint that we just had here at the house. We bought some new hardware for it and TA-DA! a cute new table/shelf thing (for only about $10) for my wedding show booth!

Here it is all pretty and finished!

I think now, I'm addicted to finding "junk" on the curb and transforming it into something really pretty and useful! Stay tuned for more "Junk to Jewel."

XOXO,
Marisa 

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